- Five costumed celebrities took The Masked Singer stage Wednesday night, including the Mouse, Frog, Kitty, and Banana—but one performer got everyone talking.
- Here's everything we know about the Taco.
Most fans of The Masked Singer are obsessed with the show—and for good reason. With fun songs, bright costumes, and killer dance moves (I'm looking at you, Frog!) the reality series immediately puts viewers in a good mood. It is clean family fun. The show also encourages competition—which, if you're anything like me, is enjoyable in and of itself. So who is everyone taco-ing 'bout this week? Well, the Taco of course.
The Taco's clue package includes several important hints about his identity.
With two pre-performance packages (and post-performance interviews), we've learned a lot about the Taco. We know the Taco has been around for some time. "Like the comfort food I am, I've been a comforting part of your life for decades," he said. We know the Taco is not a professional singer. "I felt like I was cooking on that stage and loved breaking out of my shell." And we know he is a comedian or (at the very least) has a sense of humor. The Taco told host Nick Cannon that, growing up, he was "a class clown."
As for visual clues, the pre-performance packages have included several key items, like a red trolley, a pile of VHS tapes, a whoopie cushion, and a small sphere portraying images of the galaxy—particularly the Gemini constellation.
While the Taco may have a hard exterior, his performances reveal he has a soft side.
The Taco has taken the stage twice, performing Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, and while his rendition of "Bossa Nova Baby" was fun, it was not nearly as good as "Fly Me to the Moon." His take on this classic left the judges speechless.
"I feel like we have a legendary Taco before us," Nicole Scherzinger said.
The most popular guesses include Alec Baldwin, Tom Bergeron, and Tim Allen.
While the judges have guessed everyone from Regis Philbin to Martin Short, everyone agrees the Taco is a comedian.
One popular guess—which Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger agree on—is that the Taco is Alec Baldwin. After all, Baldwin has been in the business for years and has a sense of humor.
Some also believe they recognize his voice.
But others feel the clues point to another comedian: Tom Bergeron.
Many fans believe the Taco is none other than Tom Bergeron. The television personality and gameshow host has a notorious sense of humor and Bergeron hosted America's Funniest Home Videos for 14 years, which could explain the VHS tapes and whoopie cushion.
Taco is Tom Bergeron. You heard it here first. #TheMaskedSinger— Wang_USMC (@usmc_wang) February 20, 2020
The Taco's demeanor is also very similar to that of Bergeron.
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Tim Allen's name has also been mentioned several times, as there were a few Toy Story references and a Last Man Standing reference—i.e. the Taco said he would be the "last mask standing."
Let’s Taco ‘bout this! Tim Allen the Taco. There was an infinity and beyond reference, Toy Story/Buzz Lightyear, and he sung the song Fly Me To The Moon. Also, he wants to be the last one standing right? That’s referencing his current show, Last Man Standing. #TheMaskedSinger pic.twitter.com/aF5LMFyIxC— 🐄 (@fieldhouseia) February 20, 2020
New episodes of The Masked Singer air every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m ET on FOX.